Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Short Additional Post....

If you are ever looking for a place to land in Oregon for a few months to get out of the CA/AZ Summer heat, we know someone who is wanting to rent a lot to a couple to park their rig. Full hookups, trees, lawn, river runs right in front, Ponds, very quiet. 1/2 hour from down town Portland. We call it the "Garden of Eden" its so beautiful and peaceful. The rent includes electricity, WiFi, Water, sewer, garbage etc.  If you hear of anyone that might be interested,message me and I'll give you the name and phone number and they can talk to the owner directly.

Our Trip Home Was Certainly Not Boring

We were part of the wagon train leaving the desert for home Thursday. It could be three long days of travel, but when you have a retired Greyhound Bus Driver for a husband, it's not boring!  The blossoms above are orange blossoms at the Orange Grove RV Park where we spent our first night. We have dear friends that  can't stay here because of the allergies. The fragrance is VERY strong, but we think very beautiful.
After we got things hooked up and set up for the night, the first thing on our agenda was to take a small hike to The California Fruit Depot just around the corner from the park. In the past we have bought oranges there and had them shipped. But we decided $30+ shipping for a $16 box of oranges wasn't for us anymore.  So we bought a bag, and a few goodies  and carried them back to the motor home.

On highway 99N again Friday morning, we enjoyed beautiful lakes,

Beautiful spring flowering trees,

Mountains with snow,

Mountains without snow,
The fun for me was we took the old Greyhound Route home. One of Joe's routes was Portland to Redding,CA. He knows every stop in every little town. This was one of them.

Awh, my beloved Oregon welcoming us back home.

The Siskiyou's were beautiful. Bare, dry pavement and blue skies.

When you are up on the mountain, you have to come down. So thankful for our tow package. The gear handler shifts down so Joe doesn't have to use the brakes as often.

We saw cows that were not real,

And cows that were real. There were also fields of sheep and horses too.
There were beautiful barns

And old barns
There were beautiful old buildings

Stately homes,

Homes that weren't so stately,
Fields with antique equipment,

PHOENIX???  I thought we were headed North. But indeed there is a Phoenix, Oregon.

We saw summer home "fixer upper's"

Beautiful country side,

Old towns,

and more old homes,

This old but well kept bridge and Joe have a history. It's down around Gold Hill, Oregon. He said as he would approach the Bridge with the Greyhound, he'd be praying he wouldn't meet a logging truck on the other end, because it is a very narrow bridge. Often he DID meet a truck and he says they had to take turns, one at a time. Who ever got there first went first.

This is the beautiful Rogue River that flows under that bridge.
We arrived home about 3:00Pm Sunday afternoon. To my delight, my floors were out. The Daffodils are almost finished blooming but the tulips are just starting. The heather is brilliant purple.  The weather stayed nice until Monday evening. Today we woke up to rain and wind. But I don't mind. I always say that is what makes  Western Oregon Beautiful and green.

Today, The truck house is in the shop for routine maintenance and some add ons....A new cover for the stove top and new shower head, and some adjustments on our entertainment center which for the moment just sits on top of the over head bed. Joe and I have a week of appointments then we will head for Washington for a week visiting Joe's kids and grandkids and my sister.